KJI in the Media

Asset forfeiture law needs reform in Kansas

JULY 06, 2019 12:00 AM By Samuel G. MacRoberts Kansas has one of the worst asset forfeiture laws in the nation. The Kansas Legislature had the opportunity to fix the problems this session but didn’t. Asset forfeiture may sound innocuous enough but in practice it’s abusive and fundamentally unjust. It’s when the government seizes money … Continue reading Asset forfeiture law needs reform in Kansas

Kansas’ unjust forfeiture law amounts to policing for profit

BY SAMUEL G. MACROBERTS SPECIAL TO THE STAR MAY 21, 2019 08:32 PM, UPDATED MAY 22, 2019 11:17 AM Kansas has one of the worst forfeiture laws in the nation. Presumption of innocence. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Judged by a jury of your peers. These aren’t just catchphrases; they are the bedrock principles that form a … Continue reading Kansas’ unjust forfeiture law amounts to policing for profit

Kansas Justice Institute in the spotlight

Join host James Franko, vice president, and policy director of KPI, as he discusses why the launch of the new litigation center, Kansas Justice Institute, is big news for the constitutional rights of ALL Kansans. James interviews Sam MacRoberts, litigation director and general counsel of the Kansas Justice Institute.